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will5a1 
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02-07-18 07:03 AM - Post#1668154    


I'm trying to find the passage/text where Russell finds, the morning after an Indian attack, his knife, flint and steel, and he says what a comfort it was to have those items even though he had lost his rifle and everything else.

I have a paperpack edition, edited by Aubrey Haines, of the "Journal..." and finished rereading it last night and can't find this passage I seem to recall - anyone else recall passage or event? When and where it happened in the book? Or have I got Russell mixed up with someone else? Thanks in advance for any help.

 
Phil Coffins 
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02-07-18 08:08 AM - Post#1668160    

    In response to will5a1

Off the top of my head I remember the part where he and his two companions got jumped by Blackfeet. That was on the edge of Yellowstone lake. They lost most everything and walked south to Jackson hole then over the Tetons.
The other time was in Wyoming when they got robbed by the Crow and walked down to the junction of the Plattes.

Edited by Phil Coffins on 02-07-18 08:12 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
crockett 
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02-07-18 09:07 AM - Post#1668174    

    In response to will5a1

I'll take a look- I have the same problem, I've read so many diaries I get them mixed up.

 
tenngun 
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02-07-18 09:59 AM - Post#1668195    

    In response to crockett

One of the neat things about kindle is you can have a library in your pocket, one of the bad things I’d you can’t thump through it. Tried to help you out but couldn’t find it.

 
Spence10 
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02-07-18 01:18 PM - Post#1668231    

    In response to will5a1

One of the best things about the internet is the search function. It will search a whole book in fractions of a second when it would take you hours, sometimes. I many times find an on-line version of a book I have on the shelf so I can find what I want in it without the hassle.

Many of the journals and books we are interested in are available on-line. Russel's journal is one which is, and you can find it and search it at this link.

https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=t26YQzjsTBkC&pri...

I've searched it for all the terms which seem appropriate to your problem and found nothing.

Spence

 
Elnathan 
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02-07-18 07:02 PM - Post#1668291    

    In response to Spence10

Are you sure it was Russel? I remember a very similar quote being attributed to Hugh Glass...

 
rusty 
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02-07-18 08:55 PM - Post#1668305    

    In response to Elnathan

yes as I recall that quote was attributed to Hugh Glass.



 
rusty 
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02-07-18 08:55 PM - Post#1668306    

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Edited by rusty on 02-07-18 08:56 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
will5a1 
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02-08-18 11:51 AM - Post#1668405    

    In response to Elnathan

I am sure I can't find it in Russell's Journal at this point - where I was sure it was; thanks for the Glass attribution and thanks for everyone's efforts, I do appreciate it.

 
Doc Arroyo 
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02-28-18 06:05 PM - Post#1672050    

    In response to will5a1

I don't have it in front of me, but that sounds like park of "Journal of a Mountain Man" edited from James Clyman's daybooks.
"Ain't like the old days, but it'll do!"


 
Longeye 
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05-21-18 09:23 PM - Post#1685720    

    In response to will5a1

Late to the party as usual--anyhow, I found a reference to the quote you were looking for in the book Mountain Man: John Colter, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and the Call of the American West by David Weston Marshall, pg 43. Marshall attributes the quote to Hugh Glass and footnoted it as coming from six different sources (1) The Rocky Mountain Journals of William Marshall Anderson (2) A Narrative of Colonel Robert Campbell's Experiences in the Rocky Mountains Fur Trade from 1825 to 1835 (3) The West of Alfred Jacob Miller (4) The Travels of Jedediah Smith (6) The River of the West (6) James Hall Letters from the West.

Marshall says up front his book is light on details because Colter did not record any of his activities--he wasn't kidding. But it's a quick read by the campfire and there's nothing wrong with that.

 
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